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'Second Thessaloniki Networking Forum'

The 2nd Networking Forum is a continuation of the common work and further common action for the development and official establishment a collaborative interconnected network of relevant associates
for promotion and raising awareness for the Macedonian – Greek youth collaboration.
The collaborative interconnected network of supporters is a network of diverse stakeholders
prepared to support our future efforts for establishing youth cooperation offices in North
Macedonia and Greece. The Networking Forum Semi-Annual Meeting serves as the cooperation highlight and focal point for a meeting of neighbors.
This network will build bridges between the young people from both sides of the border and secures
enabling environment for collaboration and an all-inclusive exchange of diverse ideas and experiences.
This will enable us to go step by step in gaining support for achieving the main goal “Establishment
of the Bilateral Youth Cooperation Offices” and foster future actions for straightening the bilateral
cooperation for the next phases. Finally, our networking activities and the multi-stakeholder
the approach will provide a solid ground for the development of common dialogue in different fields relevant to Greece and North Macedonia.

Session 1: How can we prevent future conflicts and disputes? Moderator: Alexandros Pavlou, Partnership Development Manager of SEE in Action

Speakers:
o Ms. Petra Balažič, Political Advisor, Regional Cooperation Council
o Ms. Biljana Dukovska, President of the Macedonian Anti-Poverty Platform

How can we prevent future conflicts and disputes?

How can we be sure that young people will believe in the institution?

Session 2: How can we accelerate action to achieve youth friendly neighborhood policies? Moderator: Anelija Mitrova, Operations Coordinator of Youth Alliance – Krusevo

Speakers:
o Mr. Ognjen Marković, Team Leader at Regional Cooperation Council
o Mr. Marko Gjorgievski, Director at National Agency for European Educational
Programmes and Mobility in North Macedonia
o Mr. Metodija Stojceski, Coordinator of the Initiative for Establishing Youth
Cooperation Offices between North Macedonia and Greece
o Ms.Aigli Sakellari, Strategic Planning Manager of SEE in Action

Session 3: Finding ways to promote and implement cooperation? Moderator: Ms. Anna Bampili, General Coordinator of SEE in Action

Mr. Ivan Damjanovski, Professor at the Political Science Department, Faculty of Law, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje; Affiliated Researcher at the Institute for Democracy “Societas Civilis” – Skopje SEE in Action

Mr.Yorgos Christidis, University of Macedonia | UOM · Department of Balkan,
Slavic and Oriental Studies Doctor of Philosophy